Of the three pre-workouts the UK retailer and brand Supplement Needs, recently released, Pre Stim+ intrigued us the most. The reason it was so appealing is the approach is unlike anything else we’ve seen. It is a high-stimulant formula, as the name suggests, that can stack with the brand’s other pre-workouts Pre Pump+ and Pre Focus+, however it doesn’t have any caffeine.
Supplement Needs packs Pre Stim+ with a variety of reputable and potent stimulants, including juglans regia, NeuroPEA, hordenine, TeaCrine, Dynamine, and DMHA. We liked the idea of having something you could combine with a mainstream pre-workout missing those hardcore stimulants and not worry about any overlap, especially on the caffeine side of things.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve combined Supplement Needs Pre Stim+ with a variety of pre-workouts, none of which contained any of the same ingredients, and found it to be precisely what you’d expect. It essentially transforms a pre-workout lacking intense stimulation into a hard-hitting experience that’s full of strong, lasting energy and tunnel vision-like mental focus and drive.
Every pre-workout we combined it with had its initial kick greatly intensified; its peak and average level of energy noticeably increased; and its focus taken up a notch. We did try Pre Stim+ by itself with a moderate energy drink, and it wasn’t too bad, still providing those key highlights. But, without a good amount of caffeine or comprehensive pre-workout to stack with, it obviously feels a bit incomplete.
Pre Stim+ is primarily designed to stack with Supplements Needs’ other two pre-workouts for a comprehensive experience, and it does do that well; however, its versatility is something that deserves highlighting on its own. While there are dedicated stimulant formulas out there, you’d be hard-pressed to find one without caffeine and as potent as Pre Stim+, which is what makes it stand out so much.
The most impressive part of Supplement Needs Pre Stim+ is truly its stacking ability, whether it be with the brand’s own Pre Focus+ and Pre Pump+, or of course, other pre-workouts that could do with more intensity. As mentioned, it can take a typical pre-workout not featuring a lot in the stimulant department and elevate its energy and focus to a top-level; you can even combine it with a fat burner.
We found Pre Stim+ useful in so many situations, which we expected, although not to the extent we did. It’s very similar to having a stimulant-free pump pre-workout for workouts where you want to make sure you get intense pumps beyond what a single supplement can offer. Pre Stim+ does that but for energy and focus, making it well worth having in your arsenal for when you want extra intensity.